Community comments

ECCL Questionnaire Results 

October 2021

Is Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library (ECCL) your local library?

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Do you use ECCL…

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How much do you value having a local library?

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If you do use ECCL, what do you use it for?

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How aware are you of the events and activities that go on at ECCL?

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Are there any services/events/activities that you’d like to see at ECCL? (Raw data)

  • Family Learning classes from Adult Education at Coventry City Council
  • It’s a matter of concern to me that this and other libraries are no longer supported as a professional service to the public and rely on willing volunteers to provide a service that should be a proud civic service.
  • More evening events with alcohol eg. Small acoustic sets or orchestra
  • Maybe something for widows/widowers?
  • A film club
  • Adult fiction seems stale, book exchange with another library a possibility?
  • More storytelling
  • More mum/baby events
  • More drop in practical workshops
  • More children’s activities
  • I like the children’s events
  • More things for grown ups! Collaborative work with theatre maybe, or other local cultural orgs.
  • Chess?
  • Poetry open mic
  • Music events, poetry readings, films
  • workshops for older children
  • Live music nights
  • Events that make it a destination
  • Bookclub, filmclub
  • No , I attend knit and natter, which is lovely
  • Craft group

Do you engage with ECCL digitally (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.)

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Can you tell us what having ECCL on Earlsdon High Street means to you? (Raw data) 

  • A community space that was invaluable to me when my children were younger
  • Availability for those who find it difficult to access reading in other ways. I well recall as a child borrowing books from our local library and losing myself in stories that would otherwise have been inaccessible.
  • It’s a very visual reminder that there’s a vibrant community scene available to me in a cool building.
  • A great deal. I made full use of when made redundant before I received my pension.
  • It’s aniother huge asset in making Earlsdon the best place to live in Coventry.
  • a lot. Real hub of the community.
  • Sad it is no longer council run but glad we still have the facility
  • A focus and sense of community
  • It’s the cornerstone of the Earlsdon community
  • It’s a fantastic resource
  • A fantastic community resource
  • It is an essential community venue and a hub for local people. It feels like a very safe and welcoming space.
  • It’s a social hub
  • Somewhere to relax and take the kids knowing they’ll enjoy themselves
  • A great place to visit
  • It seems a bit exclusive.
  • It’s the last safe place where people can enter fir free, use a computer and stay all day
  • It’s nice to have a local library – provides a sense of community even if I don’t use it;
  • It sits at the heart of the community and provides a welcoming, safe space for all age groups.
  • Extremely valuable to have as a focal point to the community
  • You are a springboard to what could be done in other areas of the city
  • It’s great to have a community space and library facilities in our area, a real source of community and learning.
  • A huge amount, it’s a key part of the community
  • It means a lot to have somewhere to borrow books.
  • its an important landmark and a community hub
  • It means a great deal. I think a local library becomes a vital local community hub. As a family we love having a large selection of children’s books to borrow and enjoy the holiday activities that happen at the library.
  • A part of Earlsdon’s hub
  • Part of the community, an essential service, a free and safe place for many. Part of this communities history. 
  • It’s a meeting place, the hub of Earlsdon.
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